A year ago today, I had to be really, really brave. My husband and I had completed our very first EP for our band, The Great Beholding, and it was time to share the music we created with the world. Sharing my songs with people, let alone singing them in front of my husband, is absolutely terrifying to me. My music is such a humongous part of who I am, no, THE biggest part of who I am and it’s a very uncomfortable thing for me to be open and vulnerable with it, period! I’ve always dealt with insecurities and have never been a confident person, but it’s especially with my music and singing that I struggle the most. It’s funny/ironic how passionate you can be about something, knowing it’s what you were called to do, and still struggle so much to pursue it boldly, without restraint. But over the years, God has shown me and is continuing to show me more and more, that I can fully trust Him and the calling He has entrusted to me, allowing me to be more bold, raw and real with people.
About 2 years ago, my husband and I knew that it was time to pursue music together. We didn’t really know exactly what that looked like, who it involved or how we would make it work, but we just knew we had to do it. Thankfully, God has filled our lives with friends who are the most phenomenal musicians and engineers! They graciously came right alongside of us to help write the music for and to record our first project. I do not play an instrument (Someday, I will play the piano!), read music, or know much at all about theory, unfortunately. When I write, the song in its entirety (music, melodies, tempo, etc.) is in my head and the only way I am able to communicate how it sounds to anyone, is by singing it. So basically, I am one big pain in the rear for anyone that writes with me! But it always completely amazes me how our friends are able to work with the little that I give them and create beautiful music to accompany the songs. So much time, love, talent and energy was poured into this 3 track project and I am so grateful to everyone that helped us make it happen. I would also like to give a huge shout out to my beautiful friend, Kimmy Alsheimer, the owner and founder of Drift Design Co. Kimmy designed our logos and album art and gave us exactly what we wanted. She does the most amazing work and you should most definitely have her design something for you too!
In honor of our one year anniversary, I wanted to share our 3 track EP on the blog today, for anyone that didn’t get the chance to hear it when it was first released last year. It’s nothing spectacular, the songs aren’t exactly where I would like them to be yet, and we are a continual work in progress, but I am still so proud of this music and am so thankful we had the opportunity to record it. Our EP is available on iTunes, Spotify and Bandcamp if you’re interested in purchasing it and supporting our band. Our desire is to bring glory to Jesus and to proclaim His goodness through our music. Please keep us in your prayers as we continue to write, prepare and pursue this aspect of ministry together.